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: in a moment we will take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. by the way, the senate judiciary committee is holding another hearing on the fbi. robert mullen will be among those testifying. the debt commission is holding its first public hearing -- fourth public hearing with alan simpson, coverage online at c- span.org. thank you for being with us on this wednesday. we will take you to the floor of the house, enjoy the rest of your day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] . the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 28, 2010. i hereby appoint the honorable ed pastor to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: this morning the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, pastor shawn black, calvary chapel, costa mesa, california. the chaplain: dear lord god of heaven, we thank yo
american. those talks are going nowhere, and quite frankly, the u.s. government says they do not negotiate for the release of terrorist hostages. what were the two sailors up to? driving alone first of all in kabul in one of their up-armored vehicles and ending up so far away from the capital city and their compound? that question won't be answered until probably if and when one of those sailors come back. >> nothing like interpreting some orders that could have taken them down the wrong path? is there any speculation that they could have been on some sort of assignment? >> some officials i've talked to, and my experience in ckabul and throughout afghanistan, it would be highly unusual if not impossible for one vehicle to be traveling alone without some kind of backup. all the convoys i've ever been involved in, have involved at least three vehicles. heavily armored, heavily armed, for protection. now, these two did work at various compounds, even worked at the afghan training facility which is some distance from the major compounds there inside kabul. they weren't doing that on friday, bu
>>> next on msnbc sunday. the search -- nato forces go looking for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan since friday. >>> going to extremes -- temperatures are soaring and flood waters are raging. live reports coming up. >>> coming and going -- crews return to the gulf as the bp guy may get the heeve-ho. president obama receives a young girl's letter and inspires her to lead the fight against bullying. let's check out what's happening right now. we have developing news from the war front this morning. two american sailors are missing in afghanistan. a taliban spokesman said one was taken in a fire fight, the other taken by militants. what's the latest, jim? >> the latest report from afghanistan now from afghan officials who claim that the u.s. military has recovered the body of one of the missing americans. but u.s. military officials cannot confirm that. there's still a lot of confusion out there about what exactly happened. all we know is the two americans went missing on friday when they were driving from one compound to another. they're inside kabul. they ended up som
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
with the advocacy group, invisible children. this senseless act of violence should serve as a wake-up call to u.s. officials on the need to vigorously address the threat of islamist extremism wherever it lurks. which extends far beyond the middle east. many more lives are at stake. the 1998 east africa embassy attacks exposed and the july 11 kampala attacks affirmed that the united states cannot afford to ignore the activities of extremist groups in africa as they attempt to expand their influence to bolster their ranks and spread their dangerous ideology. we must work vigilantly and cooperatively with other responsible nations to disrupt the operations of extremist groups and hold accountable their regional sponsors. over 18 months ago, mr. speaker, i introduced a resolution, h.con.res. 16, which brings sorely needed attention to the threat of islamic extremism in africa. it is alarming that even after these tragic attacks i have not been able to get the majority to bring this resolution to the floor. i understand that attorney general holder is currently in uganda attending the african union su
program this week. i will see you next week. . >>> a u.s. sail or reportedly killed in afghanistan and another is being held hostage. a live report just moments away. >>> a jamaican child is brought to the u.s. without legal documents. she leaves as an adult and applies for reentry into the u.s. the proper way but the u.s. won't let her back in. the compelling story. >>> at 5:00, one and done. more parents are stopping at just one child. find out why. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm rachel whitfield. we're learning more about the two sailors shot down in afghanistan. sources say they have located the body of one of the service members. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins us on the phone from washington. what happened, barbara? >> reporter: well, the information is being very closely held by u.s. military officials, but according to what they have said, these two u.s. navy sailors friday night for some reason left their compound in the capital city of kabul, drove south and never came back. now, as of today, it is afghan and taliban sources who are putting together the
some of the money to groups promoting the bill. it's illegal under the u.s. la for the government to lobby for or against abortion in foreign countries. >> back here at home, the spokesman confirmed that the new federal regulations will require healthcare providers to have technology enabling them to calculate a person body mass index. which is used to determine obesity. b.m.i. is a relationship between height and weight and the stimulus package requires providers to have the height and weight information stored electronically and available on new exchange. new test results are in for the temporary fix of the well cap in the gulf. officials say it's good news, worries still persist over potential leaks. correspondent william la jeunesse is here with an update. good evening. >> since capping the well, they expected increase in pressure from methane. they expected the 2500 pounds per square inch, they got 6700. so while there is no evidence of a leak, there is ambiguity of the finding. what does it mean for the gulf? more uncertainty. >> until it's stopped permanently, i have no tru
if this country is attacked by neighboring colombia. the u.s. is the biggest buyer of a venezuelan oil. if he carries out the threat, it would be a big blow to his own country's economy. >>> wall street is looking to keep its momentum going as corporate earnings season heats up. stocks surged last week, with the dow jones adding 226 points. profits are booming at some of the nation's biggest companies, sending garrett shares higher. eight out of 10 companies have beat expectations. burger king is looking to take a bite out of mcdonald's breakfast business. it's launching a kids breakfast meals starting today that would include an egg and cheese sandwich, apple slices, apple juice, and a toy. the fest would market is currently dominated by mcdonald's. >>> leonardo dicaprio's will be held on to the top spot for the second straight week, earning another $43 million. that beat angelina jolie's new spy thriller. coming up on "good morning america", all with you like doing the job you love without leaving home? the experts show you how after your morning news. i'm rob nelson. >>> 73 degrees at on t
of 91,000 reports on the events that intern lit u.s. military considered significant. >> robert gibbs at the white house and others at the pentagon, robert gates, have said this has the potential to harm u.s. service people. does that concern you? >> well, anything in theory has boat tension to harm anything else but we have looked that the material for some months now together with our media partners. we have taken some steps to understand that material is at least seven months ago, so, it is -- it is not of any sort of a tactical significance. our primary concern with people being potentially harmed was to do with afghan informants who could have been under the risk of retribution action. that is why we held back some 15,000 reports for a more detailed review. >> there is a lot of questions your view toward the war. you were quoted saying you enjoyed crushing bastards. is that an accurate reflection of your attitude toward the establishment, toward the people running the war, toward the u.s. government? >> well, wikileaks is a publication by the sunshine press. we are an organizatio
the u.s. intelligence community almost a decade after 9/11. and is the tea party movement being torn apart by allegations of racism? one wing of the group expels another and tea party backed candidates are left holding the bag. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> right now officials in the gulf say they don't see any major red flags with the new well cap that might force them to unleash a big gusher of oil. once again they're moving ahead with another full day of tests, athoer 24 hours. they are keeping a close watch on pressure levels. all important pressure levels. and any existing or potential oil leaks. david mattingly is looking at all of this in new orleans on the scene. you just heard from thad allen, the incident commander, and update our viewers on what we know right now, david. >> reporter: wolf, thad allen says they're looking at anomalies that they're encountering down there but so far none of them indicating a problem that tells them they have to stop these tests and reopen that well. but these anomalies as he discussed them were happening as methane comi
underway for two u.s. service members missing in afghanistan. a live report coming up. and celebrating the scouts right here on the national mall in washington. 100 years of boy scouting. that calls for a big parade. we will take you there. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live in the nation's capital starts right now. >> shannon: at this hour invincible spirit underway. joint military exercises are meant as a show strength as tensions boil between north korea and the south. greg palkot is on board the uss george washington. he joins us on the phone with the very latest. greg? >> hey, shannon. we wrapped up a very busy day. you know they call it a defensive operation. we certainly saw a lot of offensive muscle being flexed. it is a large scale maneuver, 20 ships involved, including the one we are on, a huge nucleared powered aircraft carrier u.s.s. george washington. 200 aircraft including f-22 and f-18s we have been seeing fly off the dock of this aircraft carrier all day. 8,000 service members involved. u.s. south korean 5500 on this aircraft carrier. all in response, a
, of the ford motor company. in an average week in the u.s., thousands of babies are born prematurely and develop lifelong health problems or disabilities. that is why thousands of families and business leaders will once again join together to support the march of dimes in our nation's oldest walk fundraiser, the march for babies. i am proud to be one of the national co-chairs for the 2010 march for babies. together with the u.a.w., we are committed to raising awareness and funding from volunteers like you. your funds support research and community programs to ensure that someday, all babies will be born healthier and lead happier lives. volunteers enabled the march of dimes to conquer polio. we are confident that, with your help, we can walk together toward a healthier future for our nation's babies and have fun. please join us. register today at marchforbabies.org. >>> afghan anxiety. the desperate search for missing sailors and a huge leak of classified information from the battle front. >>> then, chief change. bp's top executive, tony hey ward, heads out while the replacement move
with the united states. but japanese think that the u.s. presence in the asia- pacific and japan is indispensable. we are grateful to the service of women and men in uniform of this country. although i have to make two preconditions. one is that both the u.s. government and japanese government will continue the effort to lessen the burden of the bases. this is a treaty obligation. we will have a basis, but we have to be always mindful about people -- will have bases, but we have to be always mindful about people surrounding the base. it makes the surrounding people problems, and we have to lessen that. the most important issue here is okinawa, where 75% of the u.s. bases is concentrated. we have to continue to alleviate, lessen the burden, on the okinawan people. there is a marine base. we are now agreeing to move it to north of the island, and also to leave other burdens as well -- impacts as well. remember, prime minister hatoyama said that he will try to come up with a conclusion by may 31. a lot of people said that this was very difficult, but he tried his best and made an agreement at least
believe it or not over the next 24 hours. jon: back here in the u.s., a tornado watch in effect in the upper midwest. the national weather service saying parts of minnesota and north dakota could be in the path of some very dangerous storms. rick reichmuth in the fox extreme weather center for us now. >> reporter: watching this line of storms really develop this morning, moving across, as you said, minnesota into wisconsin, we have a moderate risk of severe weather but this line right there, as it continues to move very quickly through the area, will see that of that severe weather, the tornado watch in effect until 4:00 p.m. and we'll see more weather again as the day heats up again behind this storm. here's a look at where that severe threat is, you can see this red area is the bull's eye, the yellow area, a slight risk, that extends towards the panhandle of oklahoma, in towards texas. but that moderate risk area is likely where we could see any of the tornadoes today. certainly very significant wind damage at times. the other story that we're dealing with across the country a
you say? the u.s. national debt now at unsustainable levels. even the cbo says that. one democrat is suggesting a brand new plan. it's a new transaction tax that would impose a 1 percent fee on every single solitary financial transaction except for stocks. so whether you buy a couple of coffee or a brand new car, you're going to pay a little extra to the u.s. government, and even taking your own money out of your own bank account at an atm could cost you, that's right, 1 percent more under this new law. martha: this may sound strikingly similar to the vat tax used in england and other countries and it cost them a lot of money. is that what's coming here? stuart varney joins us, he's the anchor of varney & company on the fox business network. stuart, welcome, good to have you here. this idea was launched by a democratic congressman from pennsylvania and written about by lanny davis in an editorial. lanny davis worked wither skin bowles in the clinton administration. it raises the question are we starting to get the form from this debt commission, are they starting to float out ther
with the wars that are ongoing, and with the bad economy. those are people talking about him not being a u.s. citizen -- i believe this is the reason why the naacp was talking. people have forgotten that his mother was a white woman. [unintelligible] this is all about racism. there is nothing wrong with eric holder. i believe the president will rebound, it is doing a great job, has more to deal with than any previous president of this country. i believe he will do great. host: also in the paper this morning, when it is about race, it is probably about age too. newt gingrich will go bust week with an idea to deal with america. -- look up last week with an idea. he suggested they reach out to local chapters of the civil rights group and propose a series of joint town hall-style meetings around the country. he could be on to something if he means all americans old enough to remember when cigarettes were harmless and strom thurmond was a democrat. the tea party and the naacp represent this proportionally older memberships. herein lies a problem with some much of our discussion about race and pol
>>> the the big swap is complete. russian spies traded for men accused for spying for the u.s. and britain. how this is opening a new chapter in d.c.'s relations with moscow. >>> fake i.d. a 19-year-old is accused of dressing up as a metrobus driver and driving a bus. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news4 today." aaron gilchrist has the morning off. you'll see him this evening. it's saturday, july 10, 2010. first a quick check on our forecast. chuck bell is joining us life in the studio. you spent the last few days floating in water? >> i went out to rehoboth beach when it was 102 degrees here and i floated out. >>> were you floating with jellyfish? >> no. outside on a saturday morning, clouds have finally moved back in and a little needed rainfall as well. we're way behind in rainfall for the year. temperatures in the mid-to high 70s now. here's a live look at doppler. rain showers to the blue ridge mountains. no heavy rain. can't rule out a little thunder. nope severe weather. rain will linger longer in the bay and tout the eastern shore. heading out to the baseball
] >> richard holbrooke testified on capitol hill today. he was asked about u.s. spending in the region and chances for success. this hearing comes days after wikileaks posted thousands of classified military reports on the war in afghanistan. that hearing is next on c-span. after that, house intelligence and subcommittee chairs jane harman gives her take on the situation in afghanistan. later, the british defense secretary talks about operations in afghanistan. a house subcommittee will meet tomorrow to discuss ethics charges against congressman charlie rangel. he could face a trial before a panel in september. we will have live coverage at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span-3. >> c-span, our content is available on television, radio, and online. you can connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube and sign up for our scheduled alert e-mails @ c-span.org. >> the state department representative richard holbrooke testified about u.s. aid effort in afghanistan. we will hear from the u.s. aid administrator, as well. this house subcommittee hearing is about two hours. [gavel pounds] >> good m
afghan sources that the missing sailor was wounded in a firefight with taliban militants, the u.s. military is offering a $20,000 reward for information on the abduction. >>> and this year is shaping up to be the deadliest since the war in afghanistan began. 52 service members have died there this month. the high was 60 last month and we should also point out that the u.s. has more troops in afghanistan than ever before. the death toll for the year so far is 253. >>> it's 6:00 in the morning in south korea and there's a major show of force going on right now. the united states and south korea's military both engaged in war games. t the four-day drill has grabbed north korea's attention, which was actually the point. cnn's ken law has more from seoul. >> reporter: even through the overnight hours here in south korea the u.s. military says that the exercises are ongoing and will continue 24 hours a day until wednesday asia time. it is a large joint military operation between south korea and the united states. 8,000 military personnel, some 20 ships and submarines and 200 aircraft in
. lawmakers there are expected to make recommendations on milk prices later today. jenna: the u.s. census is providing a much-needed lifeline for hundreds of thousands of americans looking for work and now these temporary jobs are ending. unemployment remains stubbornly high despite the president's stimulus program. so there's a lot going on. steve centanni is live for us in washington. steve, tell us a little bit about what's different this year, about the census employment picture? >> reporter: well, jennifer, one thing are no hurry to leave their jobs with the census. in the past the census employees often gave early notice they were leaving so they could move on, take better jobs with better wages, but this year, there really aren't many jobs out there with the unemployment rate at 9.5%, so these employees are staying on the job as long as they can. but those jobs are rapidly disappearing. in fact, so many people left their census jobs in june, they were laid off, that the jobless numbers for both overall payroll employment and for government employment reflected that decline. the lab
journal this is "washington journal."> > . \. the u.s. recently opened itself to the most intense scrutiny yet by the international monetary fund, and on thursday was offered a bitter pill when the agency criticized some well-defended aspects of american culture. cheap fuel, sub deciding housing and a government retirement check. >> we want to get your reaction to the imf calling for the u.s. to make lifestyle changes. call the numbers on the screen. you can also tweet us at twitter.com/cspanwj or send an email to journal@c-span.org here are the numbers again to call in. this is back to the "washington post" article on the imf report calling for the u.s. lifestyle changes. the risks are tilted to the downside david robinson of the western hemisphere said as he presented the annual assessment of the u.s. economy in its first-ever review of the financial sector. host: now we got the imf report that just came out yesterday, and here's what it said -- in part of this report, and this is at imf.org if you want to read it for yourself. the obama administration's intention to freeze non-security
>> president obama will be at the white house today. he will pend time with u.s. troops and their families. vice president joe biden's second day of the trip to iraq. one headline says this is seen as a move to end the political deadlock there. also, today general david patraeus officially took command of the mission in afghanistan. a quote from him in this important endeavor teamwork is not an option. this is a tough mission. there is nothing easy about it said the general. on this independence day we have the question for you to open the program. is america exceptional? we have that from one writer from the new yo"new york daily who says it is time to rescue the idea that america is exceptional. what do you think? [phone numbers on the line] host: we have this piece on this fourth of july titled "bring back the old glory." he says the notion of american exceptionalism that it is a unique nation on earth if not in all history is in decline among much of the country's self-appointed chattering classes. they write the lion's share of books, magazines, editorials and blogs
-- roman polanski will not be extradited to the united. the swiss justice ministry says u.s. officials failed to provide all of the records needed for the transfer. polanski has been on the run from the united states since 1978 when he pleaded guilty to child sex charges. criminal defense attorney paul callan reacted to the news this morning. >> the extradition law is if the crime is a crime in the country where the person is being held, switzerland, in the same place the crime was committed, california, and this was rape, extradition will occur. switzerland is not to be looking at the underlying strength of the case, and polanski pled guilty here, so it is shocking that the swiss are not extraditing. >>> well, members of congress return to work today with an ambitious to-do list, financial reform, a supreme court nomination, whether to extend unemployment benefits. what makes it more challenging is the time line. they have about a month until their next recess. what do you think they should make their top priority? join of conversation with us at cnn.com/tony. we will share some of th
for the worst disaster in u.s. oil history, posting a record $17 billion loss, in only three months' time. wow, that is not easy to do. now it will sell some assets to cover cost and obligations in the gulf which are plenty. stuart varney, stuart, good morning to you, what are they going to sell? >> they're going to sell smaller, older oil fields to the value of $30 billion. that's how much money they're going to need to bring in to stop paying for the cleanup. so bp the company is the obvious financial loser at first glance. look deeper, the u.k. government is also a big loser, it will take in about $10 billion less in tax from bp over the next four years. shareholders, they're also losers here, there are going to be no dividend payments at leastum next year. now, tony hayward, you could obviously say he's a loser in the sense he's lost his job and certainly his reputation but he leaves financially in tact. he will take with him to russia is a job, a -- 1 million pounds, $1.6 million in salary, his pension fund of roughly 17, $18 million will be available to him in full in two years, when he
endorse it. >>> to our top story. the u.s. military says hundreds of american troops are searching for two navy sailors who disappeared in a taliban stronghold in eastern afghanistan on friday. yesterday, the taliban claimed they killed one of the sailors and took the other one as a prisoner, after both were forced from their armored sport utility vehicle. however, nato officials have not confirmed the reports and still characterize the men as missing. there are also conflicting reports about whether the body of one of the two has been recovered. the war in afghanistan also getting attention this morning by the release of the more than 90,000 classified field reports i mentioned. they were made public by an organization that says its goal in disclosing secret documents is to reveal unethical behavior by governments and corporations now, the documents span from january of 2004 -- from 2004 to january of this year, and paint a bleak picture of the situation on the ground there. according to "the new york times" one of the news organizations that was granted early access to the reports, they
cases of autism and what are autm's early warning signs? we'll ask u.s. congressman, chris smith, co-chairman of the congressional coalition for autism research and education and lee glues man, president and ceo of the autism society of america. if. for such a small if i live to a hundred. if social security isn't enough. if my heart gets broken. if she says yes. we believe if should never hold you back. if should be managed with a plan that builds on what you already have. together we can create a personal safety net, a launching pad, for all those brilliant ifs in the middle of life. you can call on our expertise and get guarantees for the if in life. after all, we're metlife. >>> chairman smith and lee grossman, welcome. >> thank you. >> what are the early warning signs of an autistic child? lee grows man? >> there is numerous early warning signs. primarily one of the things a parent will first notice is the child doesn't seem to be responding to them. there will be lck of eye contact. they may have some speech developing as an infant and lose it as they grow older. it doesn't see
in saudi arabia and resurfaced last month in a series of videos. in this particular one he reported u.s. agents abducted him and subjected him to mental torture. then in another video he insisted he was happy here in the united states. he later accused the united states of putting this out as propaganda. well the feds report the nuclear scientist was a willing defector who shared useful information as they call it about iran and that he was free to leave any time he wanted there are suggestions that someone back home may have threatened his family. forcing him to make up the kidnapping story. a story to which he stuck today. >> god willing, i will at an appropriate time prove all these things and show that, in fact, lies come from the mouths of u.s. officials. >> shepard: he better hope so because he is back in iran. but as he greeted his 7-year-old son at the airport today, a report surfaced that those u.s. officials paid him for the information he shared. which, as it turns out, isn't really so unusual. mike emanuel at the pentagon. our government claims it was around $5 million or so
sreenivasan in our news room. >> 3 u.s. troops and a british soldier were killed by roadside booms in afghanistan today t that made a dozen international troops to die in the first five days of july. meanwhile, leading u.s. senators warned americans just expect more such days. republican john mccain spoke in kabul. >> there are obviously obstacles that lie ahead. there will be more difficulty times in the short-term. casualties will go up. but i'm convinced we can succeed and will succeed in khandahar is obviously the key area and if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle. >> reporter: khandahar is a taliban stronghold. the planned offensive to seize the city has been delayed. the democratic republic of congo began two days of mourning today for at least 242 people killed in a tanker truck explosion on friday. more than 200 others were hurt. the truck tipped over near a site where people had gathered to watch the world cup soccer matches. dozens ran toward the truck and began scooping up fuel before the explosion. some 61 women and 36 children were among the
confirmation we got was from the usgs, the u.s. geological survey. they are in the process of giving us all the details. randy is on the phone from the usgs. can you hear me? >> good morning. >> thank you for calling us today. what can you tell us about this earthquake? >> this earthquake happened at 5:04. most people in that area are quite aware that. a preliminary magnitude of 3.6. it was located about 10 miles northwest of rockville. it occurred at a depth of about 3 miles. >> we are looking for a little perspective. are you able to tell us -- we know these happen from time to time in our region, but this one seems it was done with and what we are used to. >> that is true. searching through my records, the last quake that you had in this area was made of 2008, a magnitude 2.0. going back a few years farther than that, there was a 2.7 that occurred in 1993. it looks like every several years, you get some kind of earthquake occurring in this area. but this one certainly is one of the larger ones and probably the most felt that has occurred in your area. >> that is another interesting thin
to afghanistan for the latest on two u.s. soldiers reported missing there. has big labor lost the mojo when it comes to getting candidates elected? can dems afford to ignore the unions? good question. we will explore that. do the young cute faces make you want to buy something? advertisers are banking on it. more on that when we come back. thanks to t venture card from capital one, we gedouble miles on every purchase. so wearned an l.a. getaway twice as fast. we get double miles every time we use oucard. no matter at we're buying. and since double miles add up quick... romans! get em! [ garth ] ...we can bring the whole gang. [ sheep bleats ] it's hard to beat double miles. whoa -- he's on the list. but we're with him. [ male announcer introducing the venture card from capital one with double miles on everyurchase every day. go to capitalone.com. [ indistinct shouting ] what's in your wallet? >> brian: this is a fox news alert. 10 people have been killed and 15 injured after a mass panic broke out at a festival in germany. the deaths occurred after the authorities tried to stop thousands of
's no better day to become an american than on the nation's birthday. nearly 4,000 candidates became u.s. sit zens at ceremonies across the country this fourth of july, including one in annapolis. deborah wiener has more. >> they came from different countries, from sierra leone to south korea. 40 of america's newest citizens emerged in a historical location at the william paca house, one of the signers of the declaration of independence. >> the purpose of a nation -- >> the purpose of a nation -- >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> naturalized on the nation's 234th birthday, wearing smiles that say so much. >> it's great. i'm excited. i'm elated. i'm just so happy. >> now they can take root in the country and vote for its leaders. >> i also encourage them to contribute and vote and to make this country theirs, because it is, just like every citizen,. it's their country and they need to make it work for them. >> it's like a dream come true, and it's too long. the day gives great moments to pledging allegiance to the flag, great meaning for relatives to enjoy. >> i came
the republican party. >> general pay try us said the u.s. in afghanistan to win. he has just months to show progress. president obama wants to start withdrawing troops starting next july. joe biden is urging iraqi politicians to help their wobbling democracy. iraq's political factions are no negotiating who will dictate the government. meanwhile, attacks in two cities left four people dead. on day 77 offer the oil disaster in the duh!. choppy seafoods have kept boats in important and t port. hasn't stopped the whale from completing another day of trials but in the meanwhile the current could carry it to beaches in miami and ft. lauderdale. next how the region marked the nation's birthday. downtown for the fireworks show and toyota's latest recall. >> now the forecast looking extremely hot and a damage has ( chirping, music ) ♪ pop-tarts®! i'll have a frosted strawberry... as an ice cream sandwich. ♪ chocolate fudge... on a stick please! ( crunch ) with the endless possibilities of kellogg's® pop-tarts, it's sure to be a picture perfect summer. pop-tarts®. made for fun™. my friends
to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives for today's morning business. live coverage here on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend herbert brook, st. john missionary baptist church, joliet, illinois. the chaplain: our heavenly father and creator, we acknowledge your presence and power on this day. today, lord, we ask your blessings upon this house of government and remind us of your word. the government shall be a soldier. we humbly ask, lord, to guide them, direct them, rest your spirit upon their shoulder during this decisionmaking time. we ask, lord, you endow them with the ability to make the right decisions that is pleasing to our lord and to all mankind. keep every representative of this great country strong, of sound mind, willing heart to continue to serve. protect those that are protecting us, lord, as we ask you to be our henchly protector. bless -- heavenly protector. bless t
laying in repose, the u.s. senator byrd's casket was moved to west virginia's capitol in charleston for the service. public viewing ends at 9:00 this morning and the memorial is at 11:30. byrd served longer and cast more votes than any other senator in u.s. history. those are your headlines. >> all right. let's talk about the big story this weekend which is, of course, the immigration situation and the president's speech on thursday. it was a big speech. all eyes on the president. a lot of rhetoric. it was almost poetic but we also sit here this morning and we ask what did we accomplish? why did he give this speech at this time, guys? still no policy. a lot of politics involved but still no policy, still no bill floated from the president. there's nothing going through the house or the senate. yet, he's pointing the finger at the republicans. >> governor jan brewer was on greta last night and she said she wanted specifics and wanted to see some sort of legislation. take a listen. >> let's be practical. if your house is burning down, you put out the fire and call the architect to se
on camera, at a fund-raiser saying the u.s. was on the wrong side of history in the conflict with afghanistan. and the head of the republican national committee also saying the war was president obama's choosing, molly henneberg reporting live from our washington bureau, they are calling for him, huh? >> reporter: michael steele sent out an e-mail to some republican supporters and in part because he says it is important to, quote, clarify his remarks, about afghanistan. but, bill kristol, a conservative, and the editor of the weekly standard, has said steele should resign. and, now, liz cheney, daughter of the former vice president, and chairman of "keep america safe" said the chairman of the republican party must be unwavering in his support for american victory in the war on terror. a victory that cannot be accomplished if we do not prevail in afghanistan. it is time for chairman steele to step down. this follows steele's comments at a private connecticut fund-raiser that we're captured on camera and he said the war in afghanistan was, quote, a war of obama's choosing. and,
street drugs like meth, crack, heroin. the u.s. drug enforcement administration is having a difficult time getting a grasp on the pill trade, so they start from the bottom, hoping to bust individuals and lead to corrupt doctors and pharmacies. >> we hope to pull them out of the market and do the buy-outside. >> reporter: where are we going to ride? in the back? >> the issue is in the mind of many prescription drugs is not as bad and it's not as dangerous, and in reality, it really is. >> the lexington market. >> we drove past it. >> we will park right around there. you can see the agents there on the corner with their jarkts on. >> they're taking them down, if you guys want to hop out here. >> reporter: you guys just busted how many people? >> i think it was two. >> reporter: two people. what we they selling youy they were selling an opiate blocker and it's hard to abuse, so anyone buying it and selling it is trying to fight the pain of withdrawal but even these pills have become a valuable commodity like an atm in a bottle. these prescription and pills are meant for someone with a pr
will not change u.s. strategy in afghanistan and pakistan. his briefing with the reporters is one hour. >> hold on. the stragglers are coming. i got it. we will check back on thursday. >> a few questions, if you on the leaks. what was the president's reaction when he heard about the lake? -- the link? >> i talked to the president some time last week after mentioning that these were coming. the reaction to this type of material come a breach of a federal law is always the same. whenever you have the potential for names, operations, and programs to be in the public domain that besides being against the law has the potential to be very harmful for those cooperating with our military and those working to keep us safe. >> was personally angered by this? did he demand answers? >> there is an ongoing investigation that pre-dated the end of last week into leaks of highly classified secret documents. >> does the white house believe these raise doubts whether pakistan is a reliable partner in terrorism? >> let's understand a few things about the documents. based on what we have seen, i do not think what has
is unwinnable and not something the u.s. wanted to be engaged in. his comments were captured on you tube. >> this made angry, upset. >> those statements are wildly inaccurate. >> unacceptable comment. >> lindsay graham and john mccain said it's up to steal to de s decide if he's capable of leading party. >> general petraeus has months to show progress. president barack obama wants to withdrawal forces beginning next july. joe biden is urging rival iraqui politicians to select new leaders for wobbly democracy. he spoke to them during a surprise visit to the baghdad. they're still negotiated for will lead the government. meanwhile, attacks yesterday in two cities left four people dead. on day 77 in the oil disaster in the gulf. clean up the spill again. choppy seas have left boats in port. rough seas have not stopped the wail. the largest skim er to come breath another day of trials and oil is expected to now to enter a crept. the gulfstream could carry it toward pristine beaches up the east coast as well. still ahead on good morning washing top how the metro region marked the birthda
to russia. in exchange, four people convicted of spying in russia are coming back to the u.s. this is the largest spy swap between the two countries since the cold war. >>> jessica doyle is here with a special "living $mart" report. the very big business of a big movie franchise. >> that's right. of course twilight is a hit, right? close to $200 million in ticket sales so far. so what's better for twilight fans or so-called twihards than seeing eclipse decked out in apparel and makeup? the fans live for the twilight movie. >> i love the story. i have seen the first two movies a couple of times. >> reporter: they root for their favorite characters. >> i would definitely say jacob is cuter. >> team jacob. i like the horrible things. pretty cool. >> reporter: and now twilight fans can take their love of the film to a new level. whether you are with team edward or team jacob, nordstrom has a product they hope will eclipse your expectations. a fresh collection of twilight inspired clothing to help you dress like bella. >> that is awesome. i can do bella. >> reporter: and that is n
. if you didn't feel it, an hour and five minutes ago the earth moved right here in our area. the u.s. geological survey says we had a magnitude 3.6 earthquake. the epicenter was the roberto clement center in germantown. we have been hearing from a lot of you that were rattled out of a deep sleep. devon is here to tell us more about how something like this happens in our region. >> anytime you have mountain ranges in a region that's a big sign that you have some fault lines coming in. the shenandoah fault region is what they call it. i was talking to jessica from usgs and we talked to her about 30 minutes ago and i was trying to find fault line maps on- line. very hard to do so because we don't get them here. the last one we had is in 2008. that was 2 point something. i will go to my weather maps and zoom in and show you a wide look where we are. there you see the district. i didn't put city names on there. i should do a better job. but i will zoom in to montgomery county and that shows you where the middle school right there is in germantown. 270 running through. there it is, 3.6 mag
census 2010 printing done in the u.s. and that's substantially altered. the hat that i usually have with me, i don't have it tonight, same thing, the hat is made in china, but the fact that -- ms. wasserman schultz: if the gentleman would yield for another question. so, essentially the screen precipitationing that was done onto the item, they designed that as substantially altering the actual piece and so it's exempted from -- mr. schauer: it satisfies the by american provision. then there are also -- i met with commerce secretary gary locke about this and by the way i've been appointed to the president's export council and i plan to work on these american jobs issues, is if there are certain orders that have to be done quickly, that there's a loophole. so, you know -- ms. wasserman schultz: can i ask you another question? mr. schauer: yes. ms. wasserman schultz: because, it's not like we don't know that we do the census err 10 years. and that -- every 10 years. and that we are going to need promotional materials to promote the census. mr. schauer: exactly. ms. wasserman schultz: so
for a barbecue, concert, and to view fireworks from the south lawn. ♪ >> reporter: for some u.s. soldiers working the front lines in iraq, this was a special fourth of july. a citizenship ceremony for foreign-born soldiers presided over by vice president joe biden. here at home, a day of parades like this one in historic philadelphia. a fife and drum corps at the national archives. and wa would july fourth be without baseball? or the annual hot dog eating contest at nathan's in coney island. the winner, joey chestnut, 54 dogs and buns in 10 minutes. along the gulf coast, a more subdued holiday weekend. the beach crowds were absent. an uninvited guest, the biggest oil spill in u.s. history, spoiled the party. but for most of the country, the when holiday spirit endured. larry jacobs, abc news. >>> cooling centers will be open in many parts of new york city today as forecasters predict a dangerous heat wave in the northeast. >> it could be the worst heat wave in 20 years. meteorologist david dingus has the latest from accuweather. >> good morning, jeremy and vinita. it was a sizzling fourth of july
. the largest u.s.-russia spy swap since the cold war is a done deal today it. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff, on the newshour tonight, the hand over of ten spy as rested here for four convicted in russia took place in vienna in less than 90 minutes time. we get the latest on how this spy story played out. >> lehrer: then margaret warner assesses the economic state of the states. with governors ed rendell of pennsylvania. >> woodruff: fred de sam laz ro reports on one man's mission to help the unemployed find work. >> i think about the training and you get papers and if you get papers you can get jobs easily. >> lehrer: mark shields and david brooks offer their weekly analysis. >> woodruff: and we look at the hype and the fallout from basketball star lebron james's decision to leave the cleveland cavaliers . >> it is very tough and i'm going to take pie talent to the beech and join the miami heat. >> lehrer: ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was
in that gulf of mexico. and getting started may be the toughest part of the job. while onboard the u.s. coast guard "elm," cnn's rob marciano shows us how difficult it is. >> reporter: once the barge was in place, we had to lash the two vessels together. trying to tighten up this slack here. >> slack out. >> no, no, no. >> don't know if i'm helping but they need to make this as tight as possible. i can feel the tug pulling against me. >> we're about as good as we're going to get there. >> reporter: just doing that for 20 seconds. i'm exhausted, bro. we haven't even started. this whole process has taken hours. i mean, we're almost at -- into the arch and we haven't skimmed a thing or even deployed any sort of skimming equipment. it's given me a -- a real appreciation for what these guys are doing every day. you think -- you just come out here, you drop some boom and throw a vacuum cleaner on it and suck up the oil. there's so much more to it when you're talking about a project of this scope and a mess this big that needs to be cleaned up. it's painstakingly slow. the whole thing is slow, for s
million by the intelligence agency to provide information on iran's nuclear program. the u.s. says he was a willing defector. amiri left washington abruptly yesterday arriving in tehran to a hero's welcome. the "post" says the scientist has not ablimped to give the money back but night not be able to assess it after breaking off his deal with the cia. >>> a man believed to be faisal facade, pleading guilty in the failed times square bomb squad, uplinked from the aarabic paper. >> this attack on the united states will also be a revenge attack from all, for all the mujahadin and the oppressed people of muslim. for example, shahid as well as abu musab al zarqawi. i will take revenge on their behalf and hope that their hearts will be pleased with this attack. >> here's what al ar beah is saying that it physicallys him >>> and just enough help from republicans to pass a bill. you never know what's happening on capitol hill. live on capitol hill live, brianna keilar. you never know what's going to happen. a long time in the making, really. you were there when the economy was on the brink of
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